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Fox Glacier (2nd of 2)

Fox Glacier

This watercolour of the lower end of the Fox Glacier was painted by Sir William Fox, who was premier when he visited in 1872. Originally called the Albert and/or Alfred Glacier, it was renamed after Fox to honour him. Since then most glaciers have melted considerably, and the Fox has thinned and retreated up the valley.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-113-018
Watercolour by William Fox

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast places - Glaciers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/21030/fox-glacier (accessed 19 April 2019)

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